Friday, January 30, 2009
I'm so depressed ......... In this day of doom and gloom the one thing going strong is the pharmaceutical industry. A shoot for Major Depressive Disorder. Final image will be dropped into a stock shot of a crowded street. Crazy lighting set-up to match the stock shot. Might have to bust out the ceiling one day, almost ran out of room. Big thanks to Karen from Directions USA hard to get a good depressed look when everyone is cutting up. As always big thanks to Angie stylist extraordinaire Face Artistry
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I stumbled into this from a friend I've known since JR. High, William Beaty over at Beaty Creative. Not quite as cool as hanging with the White House Press and secret service when Bush was in town ( B&W photo's below). Alot of fun. Clinton can light up a room and turn on the charm, he has a larger than life presence. He was like a machine. I'm sure he dose these fund raisers all the time. For $4600 you get a photo with Bill , lunch and a speech. You can see the shoulder of the secret service agent on the left, I might of been alittle aggressive about having my photo taken with Bill. I had to do it, my mom can't stand the man and this will make a great Christmas card for next year.
The Pro bono Gods call once again. It's that time of year for the Triangle Addy's (Southern Fried Advertising) with AIGA Raleigh and the AAF-RDU. I always have a hard time saying no. I was a real honor this year one of the judges was Jim Erickson . If you don't know who he is just look at the back cover of any CA. I'd met Jim about 13 years ago when he had a FAT studio in Raleigh, I'd moved back from Vegas and was looking for assistant work. Needless to say I never heard back after I'd shown my book. I've followed his career for years and am inspired by his work. There were so many question I wanted to ask but never had the chance. The judges were swapped. There was a great list of talent for judging, saw some great reels and great stories from Matt Checkowski,Carole Hurst,David Crawford and Dave Smith.
The snow melted and I still had that chilly feeling. Don't know why but I got my fake ice cubes out. I had a vision of high contrast and really crunchy blacks. No matter what I tried I couldn't get it. I ended up doing some sloppy light painting (No hose Master just a Mag light ). Ended up shooting some random objects lying around the studio. Think it will make a nice series. Had some peg board left over from a shoot for Duke and tried few things.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Shot some stuff for a book on Inner Peace. There are 30 people all over the world for this project. Dr. Ray Blanchard happened to be in my area. From what I understand, his view on Inner Peace can only be achieved when you are dead. That's why we ended up in the graveyard.
My neighborhood buddy Eugine stopped by, he just got out of prison. He was upset because they let him out on the coldest day of the year, he said he might commit a minor infraction to get back in, he doesn't like staying in the homeless shelter. He had a pretty big bump on his head, said the cops did it.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
So I get one of those calls photographers dream about the other day. Not National Geographic but TIME Magazine. They want me to go down to Fort Bragg and shoot some photo's for a story. I was double booked that day and no way I could've made it. I am so bummed. I'd updated my Photoserve Portfolio at the start of the New year with environmental people images, that's were the photo editor found me. I'm going to go cry myself to sleep.
Yea ...... The check has finally arrived. It's been over a year since I shot the 2 jobs for Business Leader and Triangle Realestate. Its been a learning experience on how people behave and the court system works. I hope I never have to go through this again. It was always more about the principal than the money but it's nice to get paid.